Accounting Policy & Risk - Senior Specialist Accounting Policy & Risk - Senior Specialist …

MFS Investment Management
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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MFS Investment Management
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Accounting Policy & Risk - Senior Specialist
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Job Description The position will function as a key member of Corporate Finance overseeing the application of technical accounting conclusions and policies, and assisting in the annual financial audit and financial statements.

Major activities and responsibilities include:
  • Ensuring the Company's compliance with generally accepted accounting standards ("GAAP") under U.S. GAAP and Internal Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"), including the adoption of new accounting standards.
  • Coordinates and monitors risks and internal controls for finance, including the Sarbanes-Oxley 404 process for MFS and its subsidiaries.
  • Assists with the coordination of the annual audits of MFS and its subsidiaries and the preparation of annual financial statements in accordance with GAAP and IFRS.

Principal Responsibilities
  • Researches technical accounting issues and updates the corporate accounting policies, including drafting new corporate accounting policies, and advising accounting staff on the application and implementation of accounting standards. Acts as a resource for others in the department and Company to research accounting issues and literature.
  • Recommends, implements and administers policies and procedures to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of operations and internal controls. Assists with the coordination and maintenance of process documentation and risk matrixes for all business units and processes overseen by Finance department. As required, analyzes and represents Finance in other operating and financial risk projects and requests.
  • Assists in the implement of internal controls to ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and statutory requirements. Participates on initiatives to improve the monthly close process, budget and forecast processes, and to develop new financial systems applications and upgrades to financial systems applications, as applicable.
  • Acts as the primary liaison with the external auditor to plan and coordinate the completion of the annual audits for MFS and its subsidiaries. Responsible for reviewing, preparing supporting information and drafting footnotes of external financial reports.
  • Participates in the monthly consolidated close process inclusive of preparing and/or reviewing managerial, external financial and operational reports for MFS and its subsidiaries and supported business units.

  • Bachelor's degree with six plus years of technical accounting/audit related experience. A CPA and/or an MBA are preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, management and communication skills.
  • Expertise in spreadsheet, database, and word processing applications, and experience in the design and implementation of financial applications.
  • Ability to work overtime as needed.


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